Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Word for the Week

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A friend of mine used to preach a sermon entitled, ‘I want my flowers before I die.’ Just before he stood up to preach, he would slip a wreath of flowers around his neck. Then he would preach the whole sermon wearing the wreath. It was an unforgettable message. Its theme was simple. Why wait…

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It is a fascinating exercise to read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and to replace the word ‘love’ with ‘Jesus’. The result is a fine character description of our Lord. Jesus is patient, Jesus is kind, Jesus does not envy, Jesus does not boast, Jesus is not proud, Jesus is not rude, Jesus is not self-seeking, Jesus…

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In his delightful book, Faith Hope and Hilarity, Dick Van Dyke tells of a little boy in Philadelphia who was asked to write his favourite biblical truth on the blackboard. He wrote, ‘Do one to others as others do one to you.’ This was not quite what Jesus meant when he said: ‘In everything do…

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When we bring our thinking into line, our loving can also be brought into line. (Read Mark 12:29-31.) In our relationships with people, how we think about them determines how well we love them. We can dwell on people’s offences, or injustices that have been done to us or the nastiness of their attitude or…

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